Classroom SOLSC: 4 of 31
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. –Confucius
If your plan isn’t working, adjust your plan. Never give up. -Matt Martin
It is my hope all of your students have been busy crafting slice of life stories all weekend. If they are anything like my students were, then most of them will be bubbling over waiting to share their stories with you and their peers this morning. Have you set up a method for them to share with each other in-person, not just online? Face-to-face feedback, whether it’s with a writing partner or at a full class meeting, is very powerful.
While I hope all of your students have written slices over the weekend, the truth of the matter is that some will not have done what you’ve asked them to do. Some students will have true excuses (e.g., food poisoning, family emergency), while some may have forgotten to write and others may have just blown it off. Whatever the excuse, take the time to touch-base with each student who didn’t write and talk to him about his/her goals. It is my hope your conversation will be productive and will bring about a better result tomorrow.
- If your students are slicing from their personal blogs, then you should link their blog posts together using your classroom or personal blog. Then, share the unique URL to the location of the “round up” of student slices. (Click here to find out what a unique URL is.)
- Only post the link to your students’ slices of life here. Do not post the link to your personal slice of life stories here. Post your personal slice of life story over at the daily call for individual slice of life stories.
- If this is the first comment you’ve left on Two Writing Teachers, then we will have to moderate your comment. Ruth and I will be checking throughout the day in order to get your links up for the community as soon as possible. As long as you use the same username/email to log in going-forward, your comments should appear instantly in the future.
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- 31 Slices (ideas for topics)
- Essential Information (includes classroom materials, details on Twitter hashtags, and thoughts about commenting)
- Q&A About the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (watch a video call with elementary school students)